Risa Priestley. a born entrepreneur, started her first business in 1982. Creative Hangups, located in Rome Georgia, featured art and framing. Being ahead of the curve, that business bloomed into a full service design gallery and changed it’s name in 1985 to Designer Accents. Risa's innovation and business savvy led her, in 1987, to launch Southeast Moulding Distributors, an import business, which was sold in 2008. Destin, Florida offered what Risa thought would be a relaxing retirement. After a very short “rest,” Risa’s creative energy needed a new outlet. Risa’s Interiors was born. Now with a gorgeous 14,000 sq, ft. showroom in Miramar Beach, Florida, her unique style and outstanding design experience, has earned her awards three years running for Best Home Furnishings Store in Destin and Best Interior Designer in Destin.
Brad was born with the drive to discover the unknown and unravel the mysteries that perplex us in life and conquer personal complexities. Really, he just likes to solve problems. Just try tying any knot in anything, and he can unravel it! As Operations Manager, Brad brings over 30 years of experience to Risa's Interiors to guide and consult and continue the mutual shared values of our company in our wonderful area! Born 1962 in Birmingham Alabama, working on a farm with his grandparents taught him the value of integrity and work ethic, doing something that would help people, and not expecting anything in return. Brad started from nothing and successfully built his career in Business Management Consulting, owning his own company and helping thousands of clients in the southeast. Since 1979 Brad has been coming to the Destin area to work, play and have fun. Luckily, he found his wife Melody loving the same place and since both are empty nesters, decided to call it home permanently!
Florida's Emerald Coast is being dazzled by the interior design work of Mitzi Roélle, an electric talent that is transforming tired, dated interiors and bringing her clients the spaces and homes of their dreams. From the remarkable makeovers on limited budgets to the original designs in new construction, Mitzi specializes in bringing individualized attention to a wide range of clients. After 25 years in the corporate world of design with projects all over the southeast winning her top industry awards for productivity and client satisfaction, Mitzi wanted to get back to her roots of her passion for design. "I wanted to bring that one-on-one attention that people are looking for, so they don't live with a trend but with what speaks to them. I love analyzing environments, perfecting them, and seeing my clients happy with the final result." Joining Risa's Interiors, Mitzi has developed a broad clientele who tap her design talents to select everything from unique furniture lines, window treatments, and flooring to fixtures, textures and other finishing's. To meet her clients' individual preferences, Mitzi has developed a unique and talented pool of local artisans, technicians, and finishers she hand picks for detail work to match the dreams and budgets of her clients. Known for her attention to detail and talent for recreating environments, Mitzi "makes the most of space and style to complement surroundings."
A graduate of the University of GA in Interior Design, Terri Eager has been in love with making beautiful envisions her entire life. Creativity and passion come naturally to Terri, whether it’s starting a chain of Tea Rooms or sculpting a model from bare bones, her energy and enthusiasm is unsurpassed. She loves to mix textures and style to create a warm and inviting look. Her designs have a freshness and beauty that is her signature style.
A graduate of Sheffield School of Design-New York, an Award-Winning Designer and Artist coupled with 45 years’ experience in residential, commercial, and resort condominium properties on the Emerald Coast, Marda has a great passion for creating beautiful spaces for clients that reflect their style and particular needs. With a background in Fine Arts, the choices are endless to invent a one-of-a-kind space for that special client.
Maggie Poetz is a licensed Interior Designer, LEED AP and Certified Green Building Professional. Maggie has been a Palm Beach Interior Designer for over 20 years, with Jersey Shore roots and now resides in Santa Rosa Beach. Maggie has always been a beach gal and gets the beach lifestyle, mixing simple with the sophisticated creating timeless and comfortable Interiors. Maggie is an author in Healthy, Abundant and Wise. Maggie enjoys her dog, Yoga & the healing properties of the fresh beach sea air.